|Patrick practices putting.|
Patrick's class in Oldsmar, Florida, was given the task to "find a way to make the world a better place." Many of his classmates decided to donate an afternoon at churches or charities, but Patrick wanted to do something more, something BIG.
With the help of his mother, Nicole, Patrick searched online for local charities and discovered the Healing Heroes Network. Patrick's grandfather and great-grandfather are veterans, and even though Patrick is too young to have experienced the tragedy of 9/11, he knows of the sacrifices that our brave military must make to protect freedom.
"I want to help injured veterans get better so they can enjoy the freedom they fought for," said Patrick. "Some return with injuries you can see, and some have wounds on the inside. But all should be able to get help so they can get better."
|Patrick at HHN's Golf Tournament,|
"Golfing For Heroes" 2012
It's taken many hours to set up this event for his school project, but Patrick doesn't mind. He's proud of all the good work he's doing, and he hopes it will encourage others to also get involved.
"If we all do or give one small thing, it will add up to make a BIG difference!